Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Author Open House at the Library

My favorite library event is coming soon! 

Local authors are invited to participate in the St. Charles City-County Library District’s Fifth Annual Local Author Open House. This year’s Open House will be held Thursday, Nov 21 from 5:30-7:30 at the Middendorf-Kredell Branch Library in O’Fallon, MO.

Each holiday season, the Library District offers an opportunity for local authors to connect with library customers. Last year, more than 135 attendees and 47 authors participated in the event. Authors will be provided with a small "booth" or table. The library will offer refreshments and a festive atmosphere that allows visitors to chat, purchase books and have then signed. They ask that authors sell their own books, with the intention of fostering connections between the authors and their readers. The open house is also a great way to network with other authors.

To participate, email the following information to jcompton@stchlibrary.org before Friday, Nov 1: Name, book title(s), phone number and email address. Late registration will not guarantee that your name and book title will appear on the promotional material, but may still be able to reserve you a booth. Authors can attach an image of their book cover for publicity purposes.

Write soon (and hope to see you there!)



  1. Years ago I participated in that event. It was fun, especially with so many fellow writers on hand.

    Critter Alley

  2. Mary--Thanks for letting us know about this event. It does sound fun...

  3. It's a really nice evening. Mark your calendars!

  4. Hi Mary,
    I participated in this event a couple years ago and was amazed at the number of authors who showed up for it. The library district does a wonderful job of promoting local writers.